King Island

Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii (2009)
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Area: 19,337 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed high not assessed
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Site summary
The IBA supports large numbers of critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot on migration; significant numbers of near threatened Hooded Plover and Flame Robin and vulnerable Fairy Tern; more than 1% of the world's Short-tailed Shearwater, Black-faced Cormorant and Pacific Gull; and populations of ten species endemic to Tasmania, including seven subspecies endemic to King Island.

The nomination was prepared by Eric Woehler; data was also provided by Sarah Lovibond, Richard Donaghey and Nigel Burgess.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: King Island. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.